Russian Railways is one of the largest rail companies in the world, boasting 85,500 km of track and carrying 1.1 bln passengers and 1.27 bln tons of freight annually. The company’s mission is to meet market demand for transportation, increase the efficiency of operations and improve the level of services. The company is focused on meeting both the needs of the state as well as those of commercial entities and private individuals. Business objectives include expanding the company’s transport business and deepening integration into the Eurasian transport system. Russian Railways has 1.2 mln employees and is fully owned by the government of the Russian Federation.